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Police arrest armed, intoxicated suspect

An RCMP helicopter and a member of the K-9 squad was called in to Salmon Arm Saturday to assist with the arrest of an armed and intoxicated man. - photo contributed
An RCMP helicopter and a member of the K-9 squad was called in to Salmon Arm Saturday to assist with the arrest of an armed and intoxicated man.
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An RCMP helicopter and a police dog were brought to Salmon Arm Saturday to aid in the arrest of an armed and intoxicated man.

The situation began at 11 a.m., on April 14, when police responded to a firearm incident on 52 Ave NW.

Witnesses indicated that a 68-year-old man was intoxicated in his own home. The suspect loaded a long-barrel rifle and shot a round through the floor.

A family member was downstairs at the time of the shot, fortunately no one was injured.

Prior to police arrival, the man drove away from the residence towards the wooded area of the Adams Lake Band reservoir.

As the male remained armed and intoxicated, Salmon Arm RCMP contacted the RCMP helicopter based in Kamloops and a dog master to assist in the search.

After becoming stuck in the area, the man then walked out and was met by the Adams Lake Band's security. He was then arrested without further incident and was taken into police custody.

The man remains in custody and police have forwarded charges to Crown Counsel related to firearm offences.

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